Morning Jolt: Biden Wants It Both Ways

This week felt like a month. On the menu today: After President Trump asked, "Would you close down the oil industry?" Biden responded, "I have a transition from the old industry, yes," and now Biden's campaign insists the candidate didn't mean it. Biden also insisted that he "never said I oppose fracking," which is contradicted by many of Biden's past statements. It was that kind of a debate, wrapping up that kind of a week. Also, Operation Warp Speed’s chief adviser, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, offers a really encouraging timeline for vaccine distribution.

 Joe Biden: 'I Have a Transition from the Old [Oil] Industry, Yes'

After the catastrophic failure of the much-hyped "Battleground Texas" project by Democrats in 2014, Lone Star State Republicans could be forgiven for thinking their opposition would never get their act together.

The first tiny rattle in the engine came in 2016, when Donald Trump won the state by "only" nine percentage points. Because we're talking about ...

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Biden Wants It Both Ways

This week felt like a month. On the menu today: After President Trump asked, "Would you close down the oil industry?" Biden responded, "I have a transition from the old industry, yes," and now Biden's campaign insists the candidate didn't mean it. Biden also insisted that he "never said I oppose fracking," which is contradicted by many of Biden's past statements. It was that kind of a debate, wrapping up that kind of a week. Also, Operation Warp Speed’s chief adviser, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, offers a really encouraging timeline for vaccine distribution.

 Joe Biden: 'I Have a Transition from the Old [Oil] Industry, Yes'

After the catastrophic failure of the much-hyped "Battleground Texas" project by Democrats in 2014, Lone Star State Republicans could be forgiven for thinking their opposition would never get their act together.

The first tiny rattle in the engine came in 2016, when Donald Trump won the state by "only" nine percentage points. Because we're talking about ...   READ MORE

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